St. Stephen's Camp Summer 2024 - Let Us Lift Up Your Hearts

St. Stephen's Camp has a rich tradition, dating back to the 1980's, and is grounded on the principals of living a true Orthodox lifestyle with twice daily liturgical services, opportunities for reflection, community living and meals, athletics, arts & crafts, and nightly social activities. 

Recognized as the highlight of the summer, St Stephen's Summer Camp offers teens of the Metropolis of Atlanta entering 6th through 12th grades when school begins in the fall, an opportunity to spend a week at our Diakonia Retreat Center. Campers are only allowed to attend camp for one week.

Week 1: June 23 - June 29
Week 2: June 30 - July 6
Week 3: July 7 - July 13
Week 4: July 14 - July 20
Week 5: July 21 - July 27

Camper Registration Opens
Thursday, March 28 at 12:00 p.m. ET
Registration Cost is $525.00 per camper.

$250.00 deposit upon registration and the remainder will be due by June 15, 2024.
Registration link will be posted by March 20.

 

 

  • Camp Facts

    • Campers are allowed to come ANY week of camp that fits their family's summer schedule. We encourage campers to not come with their parish. 
    • St. Stephen's Camp is at our Diakonia Retreat Center
    • All campers must arrive on Sunday. No exceptions. 
    • St. Stephen's Camp does not offer airport pick up and/or drop off. 
    • Any camper with a dietary restriction must communicate via Camper Profile so the kitchen can accommodate.
    • Any camper with medical needs must communicate via Camper Profile so the medical staff can accommodate.
    • Cabin Staff will hold all EpiPens and inhalers, but all other medications will be held by the medical staff.
    • All campers should bring an extra white shirt because there will be tie-dye
    • St. Stephen's does not take cabin or room requests.
    • Parents are NOT allowed in the cabins at any time. 
    • We may (or may not) post on @ststephenscamp Instagram once a day.  
    • Campers are not allowed to have cell phones or any other electronic devices. Once they have passed registration, there will be no contact with them unless there is a medical concern or discipline issue. No News is Good News.
    • The Panagia Chapel will be open from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm on Sunday. The Panagia Chapel will also be open from 9:00 am – 10:00 am on Saturday.
    • All parents must leave by 5:00 pm on Sunday.
    • All campers and parents must leave by 10:00 am on Saturday.
    • On Saturday, camper breakfast will be at 8:30 am. Any parent wishing to come before 8:30 on Saturday to pick up the camper must contact the metropolis.
    • Any camper taking online summer college classes or may be speaking to college recruiters must contact the metropolis.

 

  • Homesickness
    It is not uncommon for campers to be homesick.  We will work with campers and make every effort to integrate them into the program.  However, despite our best efforts, there are some campers who are so homesick that they do not/will not participate in the activities. These campers become detrimental to the other campers because of the strain it puts on counselors and staff.  In such circumstances, a parent will be called and asked to pick up your child from camp at the expense of the parents.  Participation will be under review for Summer 2024 pending a discussion with the camper, parents and home parish priest as to whether a camper is ready to try camp again.
     
    Leaving Early due to Discipline
    Any camper who violates our code of conduct and rules which call for expulsion from camp will be sent home immediately at the expense of the parents.  Any camper sent home from camp for disciplinary reasons may not be allowed to participate the following year and possibly other Metropolis events.  Depending on the nature of the infraction, i.e. if a crime has been committed, the one-year ban may be extended indefinitely.

     
  • Camp Rules & Packing List and Dress Code

    All campers must arrive on Sunday. No exceptions.
    Camper Arrival is from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm on Sunday.
    We will not accept camper before 2:00 pm.
    Camper Departure is from 9:00 am - 10:00 am on Saturday.
    All campers must leave by 10:00 am. 

 

Any organization or church that would like to provide a scholarship for a camper please contact the Metropolis. Any camper in need of a scholarship please contact your local parish priest.

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